Santa Cruz BULLIT R / Carbon CC / MX Review

With the BULLIT R, Santa Cruz has made an great debut in the e-mountain bike sector. As you know from the non-motorized Santa Cruz bikes, the shock is also deeply integrated into the frame to pull the center of gravity as far down as possible.
As a component giant, Shimano is mostly known for its dominant position in bicycle gears. But with the EP8, the Japanese are clearly showing that they can look beyond their own plate too. Steep ramps are no problem for the Shimano motor. Additionally, the Shimano EP8 stands out with a well-rounded riding feeling and a harmonious power delivery. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the BULLIT R with only an average range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the BULLIT R / Carbon CC / MX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

The Rock Shox chassis provides safety and traction, even when the trail gets rougher. However, it comes to its limit at high speed. As the bumps become faster and harder, the low-quality chassis could limit the descending fun quite early. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Bad brakes reduce the riding pleasure. Fortunately, this is not the case with the BULLIT R. With their four pistons and large brake rotors the SRAM brake brakes good. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. Hell yeah, the geometry is killer! Here the remarkable know-how of the Santa Cruz developers is videly visible. On the scale, the BULLIT R makes a good figure with 22,57 kg. Most Enduros are significantly heavier.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 8499 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Santa Cruz BULLIT R / Carbon CC / MX

If you want to experience the much-vaunted uphill flow, the BULLIT R is a hot candidate for you. Overall, the BULLIT R due to a fantastic geometry and a good motor is a good climber for tours on extremely demanding single trails. But with a mediocre groupset and a moderate range there are also criticisms that come with the overall package. A generous warranty also speaks of sustainable business practices. With 25 years of warranty, Santa Cruz sets the bar high!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Santa Cruz BULLIT R / Carbon CC / MX Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
Stack
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-
-
621
630
648
670
Reach
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450
475
495
515
Top Tube Length
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591
619
645
672
Seat Tube Length
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-
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405
430
460
500
Seat Tube Angle
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77,2
77,1
77
76,8
Head Tube Length
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100
110
130
155
Head Tube Angle
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-
-
64
64
64
64
Bottom Bracket Drop
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-
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26
26
26
26
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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348
348
348
348
Chainstay Length
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-
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449
449
449
449
Wheelbase
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-
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1239
1268
1297
1328
Standover Height
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748
747
745
745
  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display Display C
  • Battery 630
  • Frame BULLIT CC
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Zeb, 170mm, 29"
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select
  • Gearrange 455%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM NX
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Crank Shimano EM600 Crank Arms 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM PG1210, 12spd, 11-50t
  • Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12spd
  • Brake Set SRAM Guide RE
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0 (29” F, 27.5” R)
  • Front Hub SRAM MTH 716, 15x110, Torque Cap, 32h
  • Rear Hub SRAM MTH 746, 12x148, 32h
  • Tires Front Maxxis Assegai 29"x2.5", 3C, MaxxGRIP, Double Down, TR
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5"x2.4, 3C, DoubleDown, EXO, TR
  • Saddle WTB Silverado Race Saddle or WTB Volt
  • Seat Post SDG Tellis Dropper, 31.6
  • Stem e.13 Base
  • Handle Bar E13 TRS Base
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Cane Creek 10 IS Integrated
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